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Felicity Jones as Miranda
Jude Akuwidike as Boatswain
Reeve Carney as Prince Ferdinand
David Strathairn as King Alonso
Tom Conti as Gonzalo
Alan Cumming as Sebastian
Chris Cooper as Antonio
Helen Mirren as Prospera
Ben Whishaw as Ariel
Djimon Hounsou as Caliban
Russell Brand as Trinculo
Alfred Molina as Stephano
Kevin Cannon as Queen's Councilor
Bryan Webster as Guard (uncredited)

Directed by

Julie Taymor

Writing credits

Julie Taymor (screenplay).
William Shakespeare (play)

Produced by

Ronald M. Bozman, Robert Chartoff, Lynn Hendee, Jason K. Lau, Julia Taylor - Stanley, Julia Taymor

Executive Producer

Anthony Buckner, Rohit Khattar, Tino Puri and Greg Strasburg, Stewart Till

Co-Executive Producer

Beaux Carson


Elliot Goldenthal


Stuart Dryburgh (director of photography)

Film Editing

Françoise Bonnot

Production Design

Mark Friedberg

Art Direction

Alex DiGerlando, Kim Jennings

Set Decoration

Alyssa Winter

Costume Design

Sandy Powell

Makeup Department

Brian Abbott .... prosthetic makeup artist: Djimon Hounsou
Judy Chin .... makeup department head
Carlton Coleman .... special makeup effects lab technician
Chris Grondin .... special makeup effects lab technician
Mandy Lyons .... hair department head
Maryann Marchetti .... key makeup artist
Michael Marino .... harpy/nymph prosthetic makeup designer
Matthew W. Mungle .... special prosthetics designer: caliban
David Presto .... prosthetic makeup artist
Jeffrey Rebelo .... key hair stylist
Richard Redlefsen .... key prosthetic makeup artist: Djimon Hounsou

Production Management

Ronald M. Bozman .... unit production manager
Renee Confair .... production supervisor: ship sequence, Hawaii
Dana Satler Hankins .... production supervisor
Harvey Waldman .... unit production manager

“Exquisite. A study in the spectacular. ‘The Tempest’ is state of the art Julie Taymor.” Regina Weinreich, The Huffington Post




In her adaptation of Shakespeare’s mystical thriller “The Tempest”, Academy Award-nominated Julie Taymor (“Across the Universe”, “Frida”, “Titus”) brings an original dynamic to the story by changing the gender of the sorcerer Prospero into the sorceress Prospera, portrayed by Oscar winner Helen Mirren (“The Queen”). Prospera’s journey spirals through vengeance to forgiveness as she reigns over a magical island, cares for her young daughter, Miranda, and unleashes her powers against shipwrecked enemies in this exciting , masterly mix of romance, tragicomedy and the supernatural.